Japanese (not comparable)
- Of, relating to, or derived from Japan, its language, or culture.
- A Japanese saw is one that cuts on the pull stroke rather than on the push stroke.
- In the United States, Japanese animation has had a tremendous surge in popularity over the last few years.
Japanese (plural Japanese or Japaneses)
- A person living in or coming from Japan, or of Japanese ancestry.
- A Japanese will typically have black hair, brown eyes, and pale skin.
- 2007 October 16, Madeleine Brand, “Japan Struggles to Meet Its CO2 Emissions Limits”, Day to Day, National Public Radio,
- Motoyuki Shibata isn’t a typical Japanese.
- (uncountable) Japanese food.
Let’s go out to eat. I’m in the mood for Japanese.
As with all nationalities formed from -ese, the countable singular form ("I am a Japanese") is often viewed as incorrect, although it is rather frequent in East Asia as a translation for the demonyms written 日本人 in Chinese characters (Japanese kanji).
- The main language spoken in Japan.
- I’ve been studying Japanese for three years, and I still can’t order pizza in Tokyo!
- Nihongo (in Japanese)
- Wiktionary's coverage of Japanese terms
- Appendix:Japanese Swadesh list for a Swadesh list of basic vocabulary words in Japanese